What I believe about Scripture

Not quite down yet but getting there.

God makes Himself known in a general way to all men, in all places, through all of time but He has chosen to make Himself known in a special way through Scripture.

Scripture is different to any other piece of literature in that it is the inspired Word of God. It was God who during this process of inspiration directed human authors to compose and record without error His message to mankind. As such Scripture, in the words of the original writings, remains totally without error, free from any contradiction and completely accurate in all its’ parts.

As a literary body it is complete and consists of 66 books, 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament. Scripture is sufficient, contains all we need for life and Godliness and is the final authority on all matters of faith.

God desires to communicate, not obscure, the truth. As such Scripture should be interpreted based on a normal, plain, literal reading of the text making due use of the ordinary means by taking into account grammatical, contextual, internal and progressive considerations.

One thought on “What I believe about Scripture

  1. It is surely inspired, not dictated, though. It does contain contradictions, e.g. 2 versions of creation of man and 2 versions of Noah’s ark, I.e. the one says 1 pair of each type of animal, the other says more pairs (7?) Of clean animals and 1 pair of unclean animals. And the sign of Jonah: 3 days and 3 nights. But Jesus was dead only 3 days and 2 nights. The humanness of the authors are also present, because this is part of God’s intention with this wonderful Book. The Scripture (or at least part there of) had its origin in the Church and and not the other way round. So the cteScripture is best interpreted in the context of the Church and noton its own. Furthermore, what about the books contained in the so called Sepyuagint

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